Shocking new polls show Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke gaining on Senator Ted Cruz just months before Texans head to the polls; raising serious concerns inside the GOP about losing another pivotal Republican vote in Congress.
According to the Texas Tribune, O’Rourke trails the former presidential candidate by just 3%; falling behind Cruz 47% to 44% and proving the El Paso Democrat is far more competitive than previously thought.
The 3% difference falls within the surveys margin of error; making the race a statistical tie.
“Cruz’s favorability rating showed a polarized response: 46 percent of Texans have a favorable view of the senator while 44 percent have an unfavorable view,” writes the Tribune. “To be sure, no one poll should be taken as gospel on the state of any race.”
Read the full report here.
Ted Cruz Shreds New York Times Reporter For Charlottesville Comments
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CLINTON CHAOS: Ellison DODGES on Hillary's Role in 2018 MIDTERMS
Democratic National Committee Deputy Director Keith Ellison refused to answer questions surrounding Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2018 midterm elections Monday; deflecting the issue and saying the liberal message is more than “one person’s comments.”
“Republicans think Hillary Clinton is going to be a weapon for them because of those comments she made a few weeks ago about Trump areas in the country being backward-looking,” said MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki.
“The road to a House majority goes through some places that Donald Trump won. Those comments from Hillary Clinton, are they going to hurt you at all?” he asked.
“We’re going to focus on working-class, kitchen-table issues,” deflected Ellison. “People want to talk about pensions, wages, people want to know if they get a job will they get a livable wage?”
“I take the point, but the Republicans are saying your message is going to be undercut because of [Hillary’s comments.] Is that going to hurt you? Do you want her out there campaigning for Democrats?” he pressed.
“I don’t think one comment that one person makes is the issue. People want to know: What are you doing for us?” said Ellison.
Watch Ellison’s remarks above.